| Mar 2, 2015
| 2:49 PM
The Cook County Department of Public Health is offering free measles vaccinations Friday and March 10 in Palatine.
The vaccination clinic will be held at All Saints Lutheran Church at 630 S. Quentin Road in Palatine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 11...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:57 PM
Seven Californians and two people in Utah have confirmed cases of measles likely contracted on trips last month to Disney theme parks in California, state officials said Wednesday.
Three more California residents are suspected of having measles. All...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 6:38 PM
After the worst month for measles in more than two decades, public health officials gathered at the Johns Hopkins University on Monday to talk about ways to prevent 2015 from becoming the worst year for the disease.
Local, state and federal officials...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 1:59 PM
The 15th case of measles has been confirmed in Illinois, public health officials said.
The most recent case was confirmed Wednesday, according to Melaney Arnold, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The latest case involves an...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 4:09 PM
Health officials are on alert after an adult with measles went to a Berkeley restaurant last Friday, as the number of cases in the California-centered measles outbreak climbed to at least 156 patients across eight states, Canada and Mexico.
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:18 AM
Debating vaccination requirements isn’t new, but panic over the recent measles outbreak has triggered heated arguments and plenty of fresh questions. This issue goes beyond social media rants and false claims. So, what’s the real deal with...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 2:59 PM
Kudos to Tribune reporters Michael Muskal and Samantha Masunaga for Tuesday's report that exposes the lies and hate speech of Rush Limbaugh concerning measles.
By detailing the high measles vaccination rates of four Latin American countries and...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:12 PM
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is reporting that 117 students out of a total of about 8,000 are not vaccinated.
The district, which includes 13 schools from early childhood to high school, has an overall vaccination rate of 98.6 percent,...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 7:39 PM
One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate. Another is a corporate vice president. The third is a registered nurse.
These three mothers — all of them educated, middle-class professionals — are among the vaccine skeptics who have been...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 8:39 PM
While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation's classrooms: teachers and staff members, who, by and large, are not...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 10:20 PM
The number of cases in the California-centered measles outbreak rose to at least 149 patients across eight states, Canada and Mexico.
The 123 cases in California span 12 counties. At least 39 of the state cases have been directly linked to visitors or...